3. Where can I find the cost basis for my shares?

For cost basis information, please refer to the Shareholder FAQs on the Baxter corporate site.

4. What is the ratio of shares that a Baxter shareholder would be receiving in Baxalta Incorporated?

Baxter will distribute to you one share of Baxalta common stock for each share of Baxter common stock held of record as of the close of business on June 17, 2015, the record date. Based on approximately 544 Million shares of Baxter common stock outstanding as of the record date, and assuming a distribution of approximately 80.5% of Baxalta’s common stock, Baxalta expects that a total of approximately 544 Million shares of Baxalta common stock will be distributed to Baxter’s shareholders on July 1, 2015 and approximately 132 Million shares of Baxalta common stock will continue to be owned by Baxter until disposed of in accordance with applicable laws.

5. What is Baxalta’s dividend policy?

The company currently expects that Baxalta will pay quarterly cash dividends following the distribution, with the annual amount initially determined based on 15% of the estimate of annual adjusted net income for the applicable period. Notwithstanding the current expectations for Baxalta’s future dividend policy, the timing, declaration, amount of, and payment of any dividends following the separation by Baxalta is within the discretion of its Board of Directors and will depend upon many factors, including Baxalta’s financial condition, earnings, corporate strategy, capital requirements of its operating subsidiaries, covenants associated with certain of Baxalta’s debt service obligations, legal requirements, regulatory constraints, industry practice, ability to access capital markets, and other factors deemed relevant by Baxalta’s Board of Directors.

6. Where is Baxalta traded?

Baxalta has been approved for listing on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “BXLT.” Baxalta common stock began trading on a limited market, commonly known as a “when-issued” trading market, on June 15, 2015, and Baxalta expects that “regular-way” trading in Baxalta common stock will begin on the first trading day following the completion of the distribution. Baxalta cannot predict the trading prices for its common stock before, on or after the distribution date.

7. What is the dividend record date and payment date?

With every dividend declaration by the Board, Baxalta discloses the record date and payment date in a press release, which is also posted on Baxalta’s website. The record date is the day upon which the shareholders of record are entitled to the upcoming dividend payment. However, it is important to be aware of the ex-dividend date, which will impact whether or not you receive the next dividend (see discussion below). The payment date is the day when the dividend checks will actually be mailed to the shareholders of a company or credited to brokerage accounts.

8. If I sell my Baxalta shares prior to the dividend record date, will I receive a prorated amount of the dividend payment?

No. You must be a shareholder of record as of the applicable record date in order to receive a dividend payment. In addition, if you purchase stock on the ex-dividend date or after, you will not receive the next dividend payment.

9. What is the ex-dividend date?

The ex-dividend date is the first date when buying a stock does not entitle the new buyer to the declared dividend, as the transfer of stock ownership cannot be completed before the company initiates the dividend payment. The ex-dividend date is normally set two business days before the dividend record date. As a result, if you purchase a stock on the ex-dividend date or after, you will not receive the next dividend payment. Instead, the seller of the stock gets the dividend. If you purchase the stock before the ex-dividend date, you get the dividend.

10. Who is Baxalta’s transfer agent?

The distribution agent, transfer agent and registrar for the Baxalta common stock will be Computershare. For questions relating to the transfer or mechanics of the stock distribution, you should contact:

P.O. Box 30170
College Station, TX 77842-3170
(866) 433-8297


11. Can I elect to receive my proxy materials electronically as opposed to by mail? How do I manage my proxy information?

Baxalta registered shareholders (including participants in Baxalta’s Employee Stock Purchase Plans) have the option of viewing future annual reports and proxy statements on the Internet. Baxalta registered shareholders can sign up to receive these materials via e-mail instead of having paper copies sent through the regular mail, which saves Baxter printing and mailing costs, and is a more environmentally-friendly practice. To register for this service, please go to computershare.com or contact our transfer agent, Computershare, at 888-359-8645. If you are a first-time user, you will need to enroll in Computershare’s Investor Centre located on their website.

Please note, if you own your stock through a broker or bank, you will need to contact your broker or bank to process your request for electronic delivery of the annual report and proxy statement.

12. What is Baxalta’s CUSIP?

Baxalta’s CUSIP number for its common stock is 07177M103.

13. How do I contact Investor Relations for Baxalta?

Mary Kay Ladone
Senior Vice President, Investor Relations
Telephone: (224) 940-3371
Fax: (224) 940-4498

14. Where is Baxalta’s corporate headquarters?

Baxalta Incorporated
1200 Lakeside Drive, Mailstop 3NE
Bannockburn, IL 60015

16. How many shares of Baxalta stock will be issued?

Approximately 544 Million shares of Baxalta common stock will be distributed to Baxter’s shareholders and approximately 132 Million shares of Baxalta common stock will continue to be owned by Baxter, for a total of 676 Million shares issued and outstanding as of July 1, 2015.

Email Alerts

Enter your email *

Enter the code shown above.